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What About War at Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.

What About War at Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.

What About War at Resnikoff Gallery Roxbury Community College

“Ars longa, vita brevis” keeps bobbing into my consciousness ever since some Latin sage (go Google him) launched that pithy phrase so many vanished empires ago. It certainly described my recent experience at the Joan Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College.

Carolyn Evans in her Natick studio.


Stepping into Carolyn Evans’ house is like stepping into a gallery. Every corner of her Natick home is filled with artwork, hers and her husband’s, recent and from years past. It contains her journey as an artist, from sculptor to painter, within its walls.

Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.

Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.

New Hampshire Furniture Masters Pop Up in Boston

Through the large windows of 127 Newbury Street, several impressive pieces of furniture gaze down at the street below. This is not a shop front; it is a unique artistic experience provided by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, open only for a couple of weeks in this Pop-Up Gallery.

Brandon Milardo photographed by Andrew Keefe

Cornered: Brandon Milardo on Marketing for an Arts Organization

When something as intangible as art or performance has to be publicized and advertised, the challenge lies in convincing the community that a valuable experience is being offered. Brandon Milardo, who is the marketing director at Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP), has to navigate through the process of building a relationship between the company, its audience, and the surrounding businesses. We met up with Brandon to discuss his position at ASP and his thoughts on reaching out to the community.

At the studio of Boston sign painter Josh Luke.

Sign Painters: a Sign of the Times

Worn-down signs adorning factories and buildings may be wondered about from time to time, but rarely are they looked into for their meaning and history. Not much thought is given to those who have painted these signs, nor to the meticulous work that the painters have put into them. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, gives depth to the long-standing tradition of sign painting.

The Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Transport Bus, or M.U.S.C.R.A.T. Bus.

Artbeat 2014 Hatches in Somerville

A day both sunny and cool is a rarity during a New England summer. Last weekend falls under that magical category, which was lucky for Somerville’s Artbeat 2014, which has been occurring annually for 25 years under the direction of Somerville Arts Council.

Veronika Tuskowski painting at Unifier Festival.

Unifier: Connecticut’s Own “Burning Man”

Music. Dancing. Art. Poetry. Gardening. Healing circles. Fire pits. Sound sanctuary. Sweat Lodges. Tea houses. Kids spaces. Yoga. Solar panels. Camping. Nature. Community. Humanity. This all happens at The Unifier Festival. What’s more, it’s all happening in New England.

Ralph Fasanella, "McCarthy Era Garden Party," 1954, Oil on Canvas

Power to the People: Three shows of work by Ralph Fasanella

In his centennial year, Ralph Fasanella, an artist who painted for thirty years before he was recognized as a great painter, is currently celebrated in Cooperstown, NY, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Each show illustrates his dedication to working people and the America he loved.

Judy Taylor, History of Maine Labor Mural, Maine State Museum, Bangor, Maine.

Outsider Art Series: Judy Taylor’s Maine Labor History Mural Part 3

When Judy Taylor was commissioned to create the History of Maine Labor mural, Governor Balducci was in office. He and the members of the Maine Commission on the Arts were proud of the history of Maine labor, as it is depicted in the murals and proud of union and government input into laws and policies protecting workers.

Lame Deer Pictograph, 1992, Oil on French linen, 42 x 51 inches

Artscoped! Revisiting Robert S. Neuman

The last time artscope caught up with Robert S. Neuman was in 2007, when his retrospective, Robert S. Neuman: Selected Work 1954-2007, was being shown at the Beard/Weil Gallery at Wheaton College.

At 87 years young, Neuman is still a busy man. Since his retrospective at Wheaton, he has had many themed shows concentrating on specific bodies of work and a number of retrospectives.